KfW IPEX-Bank is financing the construction and operation of the 123MW Granja PV park, located in Chile's Atacama Desert. The total investment in the project will stand at approximately US$114 million, with KfW IPEX-Bank providing a long-term loan of up to US$91 million and the related interest hedging.
A number of international initiatives have helped large-scale solar gain a foothold in Africa. The question now is how the market for this segment will develop beyond these programmes and how much capacity grids will be able to support.
South African utility Eskom and German Development Bank KfW have signed a US$100 million (~R1.35 billion) loan facility that will go towards improving the transmission network to support grid integration of renewable energy projects after 27 power purchase agreements (PPAs) were signed in April.